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Artist Guidelines for Purrcasso Art & Craft Gala

Purrcasso accepts all sorts of different art pieces. The basic guidelines below will help us plan our event. Please use the Online Submission Form to let us know what you will be contributing. All artwork must be received by October 25, 2010 NOVEMBER 4, 2010!


Subject: Felines and/or canines

Context: sleeping, pouncing, playing, alone, with others, use your imagination!

Medium: jewelry, pottery, woodworking, quilts, ceramics, glass, metal, sketches, drawings, paintings (prints accepted)

Note: We would love to feature functional or wearable pieces (for animals or humans!)


Step 1: Fill out this form to let us know what sort of items you will be donating.

Step 2: Mail or deliver artwork to BEBHS–November 4, 2010

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

Attn: Purrcasso Committee

2865 Seventh Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

Attach to your art work:

1. Your Name

2. Company Name (if applies)

3. Phone Number

4. Address (if applies)

5. Email Address

6. Website

7. Title of piece (if applies)

8. Price of artwork(s)

Portfolio and contact information:

1 page – 8 ½ x 11

Bio and Photo of artwork

Business cards


1. Send artwork framed, or in a manner we can easily display to the public.

2. Your art work will be stored in a safe and secured BEBHS facility.

Step 3: Installation–November 6, 2010, 12:00-5:00 pm

Step 4: Event–November 6, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm and November 7, 2009, 12:00-4:00 pm. 2865 Seventh Street at Heinz, Berkeley, California (right down the street from Berkeley Bowl West).


About the Humane Society and Purrcasso

The BEBHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing homeless animals with committed caretakers; developing healthy relationships between pets and people through education, training and counseling; and promoting the humane treatment of all animals.  Because we are not associated with any national organization and receive no government funding, we are 100% supported by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, companies and organizations. Please consider donating your artistic vision and creativity to this year’s event.

Our need for support is even greater this year.  In the early hours of May 20, 2010, the BEHBS suffered a tragic fire which destroyed much of the building. Although we are able to continue many of our programs, including weekly adoptions and the provision of medical care, our shelter and hospital premises remain closed until further notice.  Our efforts are directed to supporting a comprehensive rebuilding plan and to resuming full operations as soon as possible.

To give you an idea of how important Purrcasso is to the BEBHS, the funds raised, enables us to provide shelter, food and medical care to more than 10,000 animals through our programs and services.  Our goal this year is to raise $15,000.

Your donation will be formally acknowledged by the BEBHS.  You will be recognized on our website and bi-annual magazine distributed to over 12,000 Bay Area households.  For more details about donations, timeline and the event itself, please see the attached page.  You can also email us at

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